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FREE RADICALS AND ANTIOXIDANTS, 2011; 1(1):1-3
Editorial | doi:10.5530/ax.2011.1.1

Introducing a New Journal: Free Radicals and Antioxidants


Authors and affiliation (s):

Subhankar Chakraborty1, M.B.B.S., PhD. and Mueen Ahmed K K2, PhD.

1Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, NE 68198, USA. 2Department of Phyochemistry, College of Clinical Pharmacy, King Faisal University, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

Abstract:

Welcome to a new journal exploring one of the most upcoming areas in the field of free radicals biology and medicine today- Free radicals and Antioxidants! Living organisms are being continuously exposed to a wide array of insults that lead to the production of reactive oxygen species (ROS). Reactive oxygen species serve several physiological functions- they can activate signaling pathways in normal cells that in turn modulate physiological processes like inflammation, apoptosis, regulation of smooth muscle tone and leukocyte adhesion to the vascular endothelium.[1] The term ROS broadly refers to a family of highly reactive molecules, all of which share one common feature- the presence of oxygen.Read more...,

 

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